On any given night in San Francisco, officials estimate there are at least 6,700 people living on the streets. The city is trying to turn it around — as are other California cities struggling with the problem of homelessness.
In the fictional film "Radio Dreams," members of a rock band from Afghanistan want to jam with Metallica. The group, Kabul Dreams, is now based in San Francisco and is trying to find an audience in the US.
Chef Dominique Crenn, owner of Atelier Crenn in San Francisco, is from Brittany. It's a place she holds dear and describes as very rustic, very raw. She says it's like a painting: It's cold, it's windy, it could be rainy at times — it's life in itself, nature in itself. There is nothing manicured about it.
To talk about sexual violence in India without mentioning caste would be like talking about rape during the time of slavery without mentioning slavery. The struggles and centuries-old discrimination and indifference of India's Dalits floored their American colleagues.
After three days of intense negotiations, California lawmakers are still unable to deliver a budget. Guests Zoe Corneli, reporter at KALW public radio, and Ryan Sherman, spokesperson for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association
Laid-off workers across the country are building business plans instead of sending out resumes. Economists say that when the economy takes a dive, it's common for people to turn to their inner entrepreneur to start their own businesses.
Last night the White House hosted a poetry slam. James Earl Jones read a piece and among the performers were two young spoken word poets from Youth Speaks, a non-profit organization in San Francisco for teens.
From Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco to Milk & Honey in New York, there's a speakeasy renaissance going on. And this time, the drinks are good. William Grimes joins The Takeaway with a look at the past, present, and future of speakeasies.
The NAACP is convening for its centennial celebration in New York City. The Takeaway is joined by Van Jones, author and Special Advisor to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, to discuss the legacy of the NAACP.
Phillip Gorrido was arraigned last week for kidnapping then-11-year-old Jaycee Dugard, keeping her hostage in his backyard, and sexually assaulting her for 18 years. Joining The Takeaway with more is Ravi Peruman, reporter for KGO radio in San Francisco.
The Flight 93 National Memorial honoring September 11th passengers is set to begin construction this fall. The Takeaway speaks to two family members of deceased passengers, Patrick White and Carole O'Hare, and to WNYC reporter Matthew Schuerman.
The Obama administration funds public transportation based on whether it increases the livability of local communities. This resulted in the loss of funding for a train line in the San Francisco Bay Area that ignored local residents.
The heat wave of 1896 was one of the worst natural disasters of the late 19th century, but it's largely forgotten. In his new book, 'Hot Time in the Old Town,' political historian Edward Kohn writes about this historical event.